Located in the far West region of Africa, the 16 countries included in West Africa are Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Gambia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Liberia.  Known for their richness in natural resources like gold, cocoa, diamonds, petroleum and salt, West African history is central in shaping the world as we know it today.

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-Home of one of the world's first and thriving universities:

  University of Timbuktu

- Wealthiest man who ever lived Mansa Musa I, 13th century King of the Mali Empire  - believed to have had an estimated net worth of $400 billion dollars .

 

Songhai Empire - cultural and intellectual hub of West Africa

Queen Mother Yaa Asantewa – known  for her stance on wanting to stand up and fight British colonists from taking over the Ashanti kingdom

 

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